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Authentique Paper Tribute

30 Mar
This was and extremely hard project for me to do.  I have to say that this is the first layout I have done and actually shed some tears.  My time with Authentique Paper is coming to a close, as many of us on the Design Team are wrapping up our assignments with the company.  For me this is by no means and easy thing.  I have gotten to know these people on a personal level and I have a deep love and respect for them, (you know who I am talking about BC & SWC).  So my layout today is a tribute of sorts to this company that I adore.
I am using a sketch from Tally Scrapper by my fabulous friend.
Here is the sketch:
But I rotated the sketch and used it this way..
I needed a title and settled on using the word, ELEGANCE.

Definition of ELEGANCE

1a : refined grace or dignified propriety : 
b : tasteful richness of design or ornamentation 
c : dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style :
There could not be a more perfect word to describe Authentique Paper and for the wonderful owners.
I am using mostly paper from the Genuine Collection. The base paper is from the Blissful Collection.
Since a lot of the Genuine embellishments deal with friendship, it was the perfect choice for this layout.  I was very specific about the Diction stickers I used, only choosing those that described my feelings, mainly for sweet Samantha.
I had so much fun using real denim scraps and my sewing machine.
Denim, lace, pearls, the perfect combination with Genuine.
Top left corner..
Top right corner..
Bottom right corner…
Bottom left corner.
This has been quite the journey for me and I have to say I am not ready to say goodbye.
So, if you are still with me, just know that I have had the time of my life with Authentique Paper.  What and honor and privilege it’s been to design with these wonderful papers.
 On that note, a close-up of my hand written addition..
This note is especially for Samantha, but also to all of the staff at Authentique Paper…I love you all and will be your biggest fan…possibly FOREVER:)
This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s gushy post.(sniff***sniff)

Sweet Stamps Lace & More

6 Sep

Ladies and gentlemen(if there are any men making cards out there:), have you had the chance to use any Sweet Stamps yet?

Do you know the perfect way to try some?  It would be TO WIN SOME!

The new Sweet Stamps blog Challenge is up and our theme this week is:


Today’s card features:

Oval Lace Frame Small

Butterfly Kisses

Mini Exotic Butterflies

Small Exotic Butterflies

Here is what I came up with for the Lace Challenge.

I used some additional fun products on this card also.

My papers and embellishments have come from 2 main sources.

The main background paper is by Authentique Paper – Blissful.

The other papers and tulle, pearls and paper for the Lace Frame stamped image are all from:

Tally Scrapper’s September Kit.

Isn’t that a YUMMY kit?

Perfect for my Sweet Stamps Challenge card!!

Now, you need to head on over to Sweet Stamps blog and see the other DT creations.

Check out the Challenge Rules, make a card featuring some lace and enter our Challenge!

You could win $20.00 worth of goodies from Sweet Stamps.com just for playing along and being our random winner!

So, what are you waiting for?

Get on over to….


What happens when Authentique Paper and Tally Scrapper collide?

17 Aug

When Authentique Paper and Tally Scrapper collide, you get ME creating cards for a Tally Scrapper Challenge with all Authentique Paper, of course!

I had to post these pictures.

When I am making things, my kids are always right there by my side.

They have learned to ask if certain papers and supplies are for a “COMPANY” because if so, that means Do Not Touch!

I was busy making a set of 4 card for a Challenge on my favorite scrap place, Tally Scrapper.com

My little one saw me working with these tiny beads and said she wanted to do one. Normally I would tell her, “No, it’s a mommy job”, but for some reason today, I said, “Ok, you can try.”

I was floored that she was able to thread that tiny glass(seed) bead on the thread.

After, the first one, she just kept wanting to help.

I told her to “point” to the bead she just did, can you see it?  The card we working on is card #3 in this post today.

Card #1

I should tell you the challenge I made these for on Tally Scrapper can be found here: http://www.tallyscrapper.com/scrapbook_gallery_challenge.php?category_id=2&challenge_id=1235

 For this card I used my Authentique Paper – Glowing Hours stamp.

It was hard to get a good image of this since the chandelier is stamped on a shiny silver paper.

I dangled beads from it to accentuate the stamp.

I added spots of clear glass beads and the flower is made from a really old piano book I had a duplicate of.

 Card #2

I had done a blog post about this one already.


I was going to gather the paper.  I did the basting stitch and loved how it looked all 3D, so I did not squish it down to complete the gathered look.

 Here is a close up of the rippled ribbon paper.

 That cute butterfly is from {ippity} Stamp’s, Thankful for You.

Card #3

I added a lot of little extras to this one.

 Some exquisite fibers from my sweet mom’s things…

Some lace I gathered and sewed on the front, corrugated paper and finished off with a custom flower.

 Card #4

This card is just delightful to me.  Those are the glass beads my princess was helping me with.

 That gorgeous butterfly is a Cheery Lynn Design die called, Exotic Butterfly Medium #2. The silver in the back is cut from coordinating Cheery Lynn Designs Die called: Medium #1 Angel Wing.  This die cuts the perfect background layer for the Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies.

 I added some extra dangling beads to make the card really stand out.

Don’t you think this is beautiful?

Let me know what you think of all today’s cards.

Here they all are together.

UNCOMMON is such a wonderfully fun line to work with.

There you have it…my pretties for today!

I hope you have enjoyed today’s post as much as I enjoyed making these cards to show you all!

Have a great Thursday…more fun stuff tomorrow with Cheery Lynn Designs and Cord’inations Paper!  YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Need a favor from you all!! Great gift idea!!

11 Aug

I had the pleasure of connecting with a very talented graphic artist.

The name of her business is Modern Typography.

I did a formal review for her on the Simply Stacie Blog.

I am posting today to give you a closer look at the family tree I have created out of the print I received for my review.

For my review, I got to choose my own print to have personalized.

Imagine Modern Typography‘s surprise when I wrote and asked if could be personalized with 7 kids.

Her sample was for a nice small family.

She worked on it and gave me many options.

This was my order and I was very, very happy with it!

She personalizes everything to suit your needs.  You can even choose your own quote or scripture.

 Look at the extra freebies she enclosed!  Such cute things~!

Now you know I love paper and I am always making something.

I know that tree would have been fine as is…but something in me just can’t leave well enough alone.

So I took some things from my August Tally Kit, came up with this lovely piece of art.

The Kit is called BEAUTIFUL SOUL and you can still get one of these kits HERE for $21.00.

 I just love the way this turned out!  How bout you?

Imagine making something like this for a newly married couple and leaving the branches blank to fill in along the way.

 Or what about a gift for a grandma with all her grandchildren listed?

So many ideas I could come up with.

 I used many Cheery Lynn Design dies on this, so I do have to make a plug for them also!

I would love for you to visit her ETSY store.


Please do consider her and use her for any gift occasions you have coming up!  Really, I think her things are fantastic and very unique!  Perfect for so many occasions!

Visit her and like her on FACEBOOK to keep up on what she is doing.


Also, go on over to the Simply Stacie blog and get in on the giveaway, I am hoping there is someone out there who will not want to wait for the giveaway to be over and purchase something now…so there you have it..my hope for the day!

 Here is the review and giveaway link for the Simply Stacie blog:


Remember to let Modern Typography know that Jeannie sent you over!

Have a great day and happy shopping!!!

New Theme up on Paper Issues!!

31 Jul

Whoo whoooo!  MAKE A SPLASH!!

That is the new theme on Paper Issues.

What have you got to share???  I am going to share some ATC’s and other projects I can find!  Let me start with these little ATC”S I did for a swap on TALLY SCRAPPER.COM.

I have to get these little things in the mail!

Aren’t these just darling??

I made a set of 6!

Did you see the little ladybug on each card?

Next is this scrapbook page I made also for Tally Scrapper.com.  This is all supplies from out JULY TALLY KIT.

I had never worked with Sassafrass Lass papers until this kit came out!  I was and instant fan!

For this challenge I had to create a layout and emboss at least 3 items.

What do you think of that crystal trim?

I embossed about everything!  Love this layout!

Perfect fit for Make a Splash..agree?

Here is another layout I did for Tally Scrapper.com.

This was made with the August Tally Kit.  They have the MOST FABULOUS KITS!!.

Check some of the old ones out!


I made this layout for our challenge called Tally Treasure Hunt.

The requirements for this challenge were:

It had to be about Summer Fun and had to have: 3 pictures, stamping, cardboard and a circle.

Last I have to share these little ATC’s…my son made these for a swap earlier this year.

 I cut everything out for him and he assembled them!

The ones he got in return were nowhere near the work he put into his.

Luckily it did not phase him!

Now it is your turn to LINK UP!

Head on over to Paper Issues.

Here is your link!


Paper Piecing with I Heart {ippity} stamps

20 Jul

Last week, I had a mini contest going and I am so happy with the amount of participants!  I had 12 entries and you can see here that I used RANDOM.ORG and it chose comment #2!

Comment #2 was submitted by Heather!  So Ms. Heather, please pm me your address..you know how to find me!!


Today, I have made a card that covers 3 important things for me!

First, it is for my DT with the awesome blog I Heart {ippity), second, I am entering this into the PAPER PIECING CHALLENGE on the UNITY OPPORTUNITY CHALLENGE blog and third, I am using some more supplies from my Tally Scrapper August kit.

I have used the stamp set called: FLOWERS + FRIENDS = PRICELESS.

As you can see, I have paper pieced the flowers and put them on top of my Cheery Lynn Designs die cut flowers called:


I love stamping the phrases and cutting them apart and then putting them back together again.  It is a lot of work, but I love how it looks.  My little flag was part of the August Tally Scrapper kit also, however it did not match my card, so I covered it with some of the new AUTHENTIQUE PAPER and added an AUTHENTIQUE DICTION sticker to match the card theme.  Both are from the line called Journey.

I also love adding beads to my cards!  You can see I have also made some handmade paper beads from the paper in my AUGUST TALLY SCRAPPER KIT and can you believe how cute that Zebra ribbon is?  Also from the Tally Scrapper August kit.  I think I will host a giveaway for this card also…

Would you like a chance to WIN this card?

Here is the process:

For each one of the requirements you complete you get one entry, leave a  comment for each requirement you completed.

1 – Leave a comment here on my blog telling me your favorite {ippity} stamp set.

2 – Become a follower of my blog

3 – Go over to http://www.iheart-ippity.blogspot.com/ and leave a comment saying JEANNIE sent you over

4 – Become a follower of http://www.iheart-ippity.blogspot.com/

5 – Share on your Facebook page (button is right below the end of this post)

6 – If you are one of my TALLY SCRAPPER sisters..just let me know with your Tally name!! You get a bonus entry!

That’s it!  Up to 6 chances per person to win today’s card!   Good Luck..I will announce the winner in my next I Heart {ippity} post!

TALLY SCRAPPER July KIT On Sale 7-1-2011

30 Jun

Are you a Sassafraslass fan?  If so, you are going to LOVE, I mean ADORE the Tally Scrapper July kit!


Here are the details:

You will adore this sassy and fresh kit! plenty of flowers and goodies to play with including “Whimsy Cards” 10 sheets of paper (with a kraft cardstock included) 36 flowers (full pack of paper flowers from Sassafras Lass), ribbon, crystal band, journaling cards, 2 FULL sets of alphas/numbers, Stickers, buttons and more, nothing but pure scrap goodness!

Here is a closer peek at some of the embellishments!

The kit cost is $26.99 with just enough of everything to make even the pickiest scrapper happy!

I can’t wait to play with this kit!  Pictures..coming soon!!!

This kit is available while supplies last starting 9AM sharp central time

We are having a HUGE Storewide sale!

15% off EVERYTHING!!



Here is the code to get your 15% off!!


Mark your calendars, set your alarm for 9am TOMORROW, 7-1-2011 9am central time!

Good news and Giveaway!!

22 Jun

I am so proud to say that I will be on the TALLY SCAPPER.COM design team.

This is a dream job as I love all the ladies on Tally Scrapper.

In the next couple of days, watch for my Tally Tribute post!  There will be a giveaway along with it!  I hope to get this together in the next week or so!  I am on a mini vacation this weekend which will delay this a bit!

As for a giveaway to announce, I have a new book review up today.  

You will have to read the review to find out how much I liked this WONDERFUL book!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:


For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabanthat  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 7/15/2011.

My First Guest Post for Tally Scrapper

21 May

I have said things here and there about being the May Design Star over at Tally Scapper.com, but today I am the Guest blogger as well.

That is part of my ROYAL DUTIES.  I get to create challenges, boss people around, make new friends, speak my mind and blog about anything under the sun!

Does this sound like your kind of gig?  Then you have got to join us over on Tally Scrapper.  

I will make it easy on you.  If you click the following link, it will take you directly to the TALLY SCRAPPER REGISTER page.


See how nice I am?  If you join up, my SCREEN name is of course:  


I currently have 3 challenges up that you can still get in on.

One of them, has a fabulous prize attached, this gorgeous Butterfly Set, from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Butterfly Bundles

To be in the running to win this set, valued at $24.95, all you have to do is participate in my

INSANE Pop-Up Challenge


Currently there are only 2 submissions, so if you want to get in on this giveaway, click the above link.

You need to be a TALLY SCRAPPER member, which is easy to do.  Make your challenge card and get it uploaded ASAP!

My other 2 challenges are:





I can’t say enough about my experience with Tally.  I have made more new friends there, than anything else I have done online?  Why?  There is a strong connection we all share.  It is more than just crafting.  Part of it is unspoken. Part of it is respect. Part of it is just the best of the best join there.

Part of it is our fearless leader ~PINKY~

Part of it is the best ever DESIGN TEAM.

Part of it is the dreamy MONTHLY KITS:

MAY’S TALLY KIT in stock now

Click the link to order:



Pre order’s for JUNE’S KIT click here:


You are just going to have to try it out to know what I am talking about.

In the near future, I will be hosting a Membership pledge of  my own to rally some newbies up for the Tally Scrapper site.  So be on the look out for my giveaway when I do that post.

Ok, now I am going to get to my real post.  The other stuff was just VIP info I wanted to pass on to you!

As the May Tally Design Star, my guest blog post in going to be a small peak in to my crafting space and a short


Here we have a before pic of the main part of my craft room, my craft table.

I know, WHAT A MESS!!

I was driving myself crazy with the current set up.

(hmmm, I wonder why?)

I tried to have EVERYTHING within arms reach and it was all turning into one gigantic pile of MESS.

 I decided to take a shot of the whole messy table, as I was starting my organization brain child project. You can see the beginnings of my paper piecings in the lower mid section of my table.

I started with 2 empty plastic shoe boxes, available just about anywhere.  I have about 300 or so of these lying around, at least it feels like it!

Nothing fancy, just plastic. Toss the lids!

 I used some leftover wall paper borders I had, border stickers, decorative print papers, washi tape, laminator and strong adhesive.

All the products are attached to the outside.  I made each side one at a time and laminated the pieces before adhering them to the plastic boxes.

Here are the final products.

A view of the other side:

Here we have them all put back together, with my fabulous organizing skills. *insert snickering here**

Hey, I have my scissors in one area, sticky stuff in one area and other related stuff I try to group together.

They look pretty on my table.  They are one of a kind.

They match my decor and they make me happy.

The cost?  NOTHING!  I had everything already to just put it these all together.

See how they match my table?

Confession, yes, I decorated the table too!

There you have it, a peek into a small part of my crafting space.

You’d have thought I would have taken a picture of the whole area all tidied up?

No such luck!

 I forgot and you would not want to see it now!  Some other day I will finish the rest of this story.

Maybe I will even tell you the story about my TABLE makeover…oooh, doesn’t that sound like a Best Seller?

My unofficial challenge is to look around you.  What do you have the supplies already for?  What can you make without going out and buying a thing?  If you create something be sure to send me some TALLY MAIL and give me a link to go and see!  I have something up my sleeves, I just need to find the time to deliver…

Maybe I will surprise you this week!

Well that is enough rambling from me!  Go out and have a great weekend!

Bye for now and thanks so much again for my Tally Star month of May!  See you in the galleries!

It’s a Cheery Lynn Designs Thursday?

5 May

I know this is traditionally NOT my posting day with Cheery Lynn Designs, so I thought I would continue with the theme and do a Scrapbook Page, which I normally do not do on my Cheery Lynn Days.
This is for a Scrapbook Page is for a Challenge on Tally Scrapper.
I am part of a Survivor challenge and we are in our 11th week of the challenge.
My requirements for this weeks layout are:
It needs to be about ME
It has to have Metal somewhere
It must have buttons, flowers and a stamp.
Here is my page.

Goodness this was so much fun to do a page about me.  I had a blast using the MAY TALLY KIT also.

The new CHEERY LYNN DIES are so versatile.
I wish I could guide you to just one of my favorite new dies, but I can’t! I love them all!
Here is the mid portion of my page.
Here is a little more of a close shot.
I have used many of the new dies.

I have really enjoyed playing around with the depth of my pages.

Here I have tried to show you the different layers.

Behind the frame that says “me” I have also used the new TROPICAL LEAVES.
On the bottom of the page, I have used the
How was that for a last minute page?
I hope you are inspired to want to try these dies. Whether you are a scrapper, a card maker or paper crafter Cheery Lynn Designs has a die set for you.
Good luck on our contest and be sure to leave some BLOG love here, but especially over on CHEERY LYNN DESIGNS blog, for your chance to win the Gift Certificate for one lucky person.
Until next week, have a great day. This has been Jeannie from The Polka Cabana with today’s project.
Products used in today’s project: